China, Myanmar launch joint research projects

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Union Minister Dr Myo Thein Gyi holds talks with Chinese Ambassador Mr Chen Hai on launching joint research projects between Myanmar and China. Photo: MNA

China-Myanmar joint research projects launching ceremony was held at the Ministry of Education in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday evening. Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun and the Directors-General, Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Chen Hai, Consul Ms Yang Chenceng and other officials attended the ceremony. The Union Minister said that 15 million Yuan will be provided for 10 joint research projects by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China and the universities and research organizations from both countries will cooperate in the projects.
The projects were chosen at the first meeting of the Joint committee of China and Myanmar on science and technology cooperation held on 23 November, 2017. The Union Minister said that 10 out of the 63 research projects from agriculture sector, water security sector, natural disaster mitigation and prevention sector, environmental conservation sector, traditional medicine sector, renewable energy sector, precision measurement technological sector and standard capacity development sector were chosen.
The Union Minister also expressed words of thanks for annual scholarships to Myanmar students and said that China and Myanmar began the diplomatic relations in 1950 and it had been 70 years in 2020; that cooperation on research and technology and exchange programme for young scientists would be carried out starting from that year to strengthen the friendship between the two countries. Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Chen Hai made remarks and the Union Minister returned the certificate of honour.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung)

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